Composite Benefit Rate Assessment
Composite Benefit Rates (CBR) at UCLA
As part of UCPath implementation, UCLA has transitioned to Composite Benefit Rate assessment for employer paid benefits. UCLA has joined a long list of large research universities that utilize the CBR methodology for charging benefits to funds. Based on employee groupings, employer paid benefits are pooled and charged at a rate rather than the multiple benefit charges assessed under PPS. CBRs are designed to be charged in a consistent method as a % to all components of pay except for certain bonuses, incentives and Z payments. For a complete list of DOS codes, click here.
Benefit Charge Comparison
By % of Effort
By % of Effort
Hundreds of Individual Rates
One Composite Rate by Employee Group
Complex Formula until max reached
Simple Formula with no Maximum
What is included in CBR?
The following fringe benefits are included in the CBR: Retirement: Matching Retirement Contribution, UCRP Supplemental Assessment, and Faculty Summer Retirement. Taxes: OASDI, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, UCDI Insurance, PSBP Disability, and PSBP Workers Compensation. Health & Welfare: Health Insurance Contribution, OPEB Health, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Benefits Administration, Employee Support Program, Core Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Senior Management Supplement, PSBP Broker Fee, PSBP Life Insurance, and Core Life Insurance. Other benefits not mentioned above are not be part of CBR.
What are the CBR Employee Groups and Rates?
Below are the 9 UCLA campus CBR Employee Groups for FY18-19 and FY19-20. The rates were reviewed and approved by UCLA’s cognizant federal agency prior to UCPath go-live. Please note these are not UCLA Medical Center CBR rates.
Composite Benefit Employee Group
Approved FY18-19 CBR
Approved FY19-20 CBR
HCOMP Senior Faculty
Employees & Students with Limited Benefits
How do I map employees to a benefit rate?
Be sure to complete ALL 5 steps below to ensure correct mapping of employees to CBR Employee group:
Map employee to Composite Benefit Employee Group based upon Title Code Link
For proposal budgets that use Vacation Leave rates, see rates below:
Vacation Leave Rate Group
FY18-19 Leave Rate
Fiscal Year Faculty
Accruing Staff & Non Faculty Academics
Non-Accruing Staff & Academic Year Faculty